Pair of white satin slippers

About 1830

Object Place: France


6 x 6.3 x 23 cm (2 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin, silk brocade, silk ribbon, leather, and linen lining

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Pair of white satin slippers, on each toe an appliquéd small-scale brocaded floral spray cut from other fabric, upper edge bound with pale blue ribbon, small bow at front of upper edge and ankle ties of pale blue satin ribbon; somewhat worn; in one, a pasted paper label: “ESTE, M Cordonnier Tient Msin de Souliers de Femmes et Enfans and…”, inner backs and inner soles of white kid.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Wendell Taber